On Saturday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) documented further fatalities among pro-Turkey Syrian mercenaries after reports have confirmed that dozens of them had been killed in military operations in Libya and Nagorno-Karabakh.
In a statement, the SOHR added that more than 789 Ankara-backed Syrian fighters were killed in the battles of Libya and Nagorno-Karabakh, of whom 496 were killed in Libya and 293 in Karabakh, while hundreds of them were injured or contact was lost with them. This is after Turkish intelligence turned them into mercenaries, exploiting their loyalty to Turkey and luring them to the battleground with financial incentives.
According to SOHR statistics, the number of recruits who arrived in Libya rose to nearly 18,000 Syrian mercenaries – including 350 children under the age of 18 – of whom 10,750 returned to Syria after completing the duration of their contracts and receiving their financial dues. It is worth noting that the number of jihadists who were transported from Syria to Libya reached 10,000, of whom there were 2,500 Tunisians.
It is worth noting that some 4,000 Assad-backed fighters were transferred to Libya by a private Russian security company, a large part of whom returned to Syria after the end of the military operations.
The number of Syrian fighters transferred to Azerbaijan has reached 2,580 mercenaries, of whom 342 returned after forgoing everything, including their financial incentives.